Santa Claus Parades in Canada

••• Photo courtesy Rogers Santa Claus Parade

Rogers Santa Claus Parade, Vancouver, British Columbia:

  • When: Late November/Early December
  • Overview: Sixty floats, musical groups and community organizations take place. People are encouraged to bring toys and food to be distributed to families in need.
  • Route: Georgia and Howe Streets.
  • Rogers Vancouver Santa Claus Parade Visitors Guide

Greater Saint John’s Santa Claus Parade

  • Date & Time: Mid-November

Santa Claus Parade, Calgary, Alberta:

Calgary has not had a Santa Claus parade for several years now.

Help Santa Toy Parade, Ottawa, Ontario:

  • Date & Time: November
  • Overview: Every year, the Fire Fighters' Asociation has been organizing the event and collecting new toys and cash along the parade route for distribution to the less fortunate children in the area.
  • Route: The parade will start at the National Archives, head East on Wellington, turn right on Bank St., turn East on Laurier Ave to Elgin. Participants will then be invited to attend the Toy Parade reception in the Jean Pigott Hall at City Hall.
  • Help Santa Toy Parade website

Santa Claus Parade, Niagara Falls, Ontario:

  • Date & Time: Saturday, November 16, 2013 , at 11 am
  • Route: Starts at Victoria Ave. and Armoury St., travels north on Victoria, east on Valley Way, east on Queen St. ending at City Hall.
  • Overview: Pre-parade party starts at 10:40 am. Face painting, meet and greet with Santa and free Tim Hortons hot chocolate and Tim Bits. Tourism Niagara Events Calendar

Santa Claus Parade, Toronto, Ontario:

  • Overview: Since 1905, the Toronto Santa Claus parade has made its way through the streets of downtown Toronto. Today, Toronto's Santa Claus parade is the longest running children's parade and one of the overall largest parades in the world.
  • Route: Starts at Christie Pits (Bloor & Christie), moves along Bloor, south on Avenue around Queen's Park, down University, east on Wellington and ends at Front & Jarvis in front of St. Lawrence Market.
  • See map

Montreal Santa Claus Parade, Montreal, Quebec:

  • Date & Time: Saturday, November 23, 2013, at 11 am
  • Overview: Features 15 floats and other entertainment.
  • Route: St-Catherine between Fort and Saint-Urbain.
  • Montreal Santa Claus Parade is presented by Destination Centre Ville, downtown Montreal's official website.

Santa's Annual Parade, Regina:

  • Date & Time: Saturday Nov. 16, 2011, 1:00 pm
  • Route: Santa travels south on Albert St from 25th Ave to the Southland Mall
  • More Info: Southland Shopping Centre

Annual Chronicle Herald Holiday Parade of Lights, Halifax:

  • Date & Time: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 6:00 pm
  • Route: The parade begins on Upper Water Street at Cornwallis Street, continues onto Barrington Street, turns right onto Spring Garden Road, left on South Park, right onto University Avenue.

Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade, Fredericton, New Brunswick:

  • Date & Time: Saturday, November 30, 2011, 5 pm
  • Overview: A lighted Christmas parade.
  • Route:The parade route alternates between the north and south sides of the river.
  • Call 506-453-0296 for more details.

Saint John Santa Claus Parade, St John, New Brunswick